Category Archives: Summerlee Museum Tramway

They’ve Run in 2021!

We take another look at which heritage trams have run so far in 2021 – either in passenger service or other public use (such as tram driving experiences). As always this is what we understand to be the complete picture … Continue reading

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Heritage Tramways – updated list of operating dates

As more areas of society continue to be opened up we thought it was time for another summary of which heritage tramways are currently operating and why. This list should (if I’ve remembered everywhere!) include details of all operating heritage … Continue reading

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They’ve Run in 2021

With more heritage tramways starting to run for the first time in 2021 its time for another update of the complete list of heritage trams which have run during the year across the British Isles. As usual this is what … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Graz 225

This week we are again visiting Summerlee for a view of one of their original fleet of trams with a later image of Graz 225 featuring.

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Picture in Time: Graz 225

Last week’s “Picture in Time” saw us feature a tram which has made its way to Summerlee and so we do the same this time out as we feature a tram which was once part of the fleet there but … Continue reading

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Updated list of Heritage Tramways planned operation for 2021

This is the latest list of when you can enjoy a ride on a heritage tram across the British Isles in 2021. Updated up to and including Monday 26th April this list only includes those tramways which have announced an … Continue reading

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Summerlee reopens from 26th April

The latest location with a heritage tramway to announce their reopening plans for 2021 is the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, with confirmation that the museum – including Scotland’s only heritage tramway – will reopen from Monday 26th April.

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Trams in Video: Glasgow Trams in preservation

This latest edition of “Trams in Video” is mainly shot at the Crich Tramway Village and an event held in September 2012 which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the closure of Glasgow Corporation Tramways. Split into three sections in part … Continue reading

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They Ran in 2020…

As we put 2020 “to bed” we bring you this look at those heritage trams which ran in the British Isles during the calendar year of 2020. Obviously, nowhere near as many trams ran during 2020 as in previous years … Continue reading

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Trams &: Glasgow 1017 & Garratt steam locomotive

In this edition of “Trams &” we are heading to Scotland’s only operating heritage tramway at Summerlee.

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Lockdown returns to England – heritage trams suspended again

It was announced late on Saturday 31st October that England will once again be going into a national lockdown in an attempt to supress the spread of the Coronavirus. This means that as from Thursday 5th November – and until … Continue reading

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Summerlee Trams to run again from 23rd September

The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life has been reopen again since 26th August but in that time the trams have remained quiet as preparations were made for their return with all the current Covid-19 restrictions in place. These have … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museums

Its been a while since we last had a summary of which heritage lines are operating following the continued easing of lockdown restrictions so here we go again! This summary only gives details of those museums/heritage lines which have reopened. … Continue reading

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Trams &: Summerlee Trams & Buses

We have a multitude of trams and buses at the Summerlee Museum for this latest look at “Trams &”…

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Heritage organisations start to shut down after latest government advice **updated 20th March**

The situation with closures and changes to openings of heritage tramways and museums continues to change rapidly as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to make itself felt. It is inevitable, sensible and understandable that these decisions have to be made and … Continue reading

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More on Lanarkshire 53’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Since we ran the report last week on the planned celebrations for Lanarkshire 53’s 25th anniversary since restoration at Summerlee we have received more information on what is planned – including a re-enactment of its launch on the actual anniversary … Continue reading

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Lanarkshire 53 to celebrate 25 years at Summerlee

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into service of Lanarkshire 53 at Summerlee and to celebrate this the tram is due to be in service on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April – the nearest weekend to … Continue reading

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They ran in 2019…

Bringing 2019 to a close – its all looking forward from here on in! – we take one final look at those trams which ran on heritage tramways during the year. As far as we know this is a complete … Continue reading

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In Pictures: A wintry scene at Summerlee

Along with Beamish and Blackpool there is a third tramway in the UK that operates year round at Summerlee. As well as being the only heritage tramway north of the border (and for 25 years the only tramway north of … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Brussels 9062

We may have finished our look at the trams running at the Glasgow Garden Festival last week (for now at least, we have more coming to you at some point in 2020!) but that doesn’t mean we are finished with … Continue reading

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